Ralph Lauren Introduces Black Safari Collection with Flying Tourbillon


Published on September 4th, 2014 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez


Ralph Lauren Introduces Black Safari Collection with Flying Tourbillon

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Here is the Ralph Lauren Sporting collection that combines the masculine elegance of Ralph Lauren’s most powerful inspirations with horology’s highest level of technical sophistication.

Evoking the African journey of a lifetime, Ralph Lauren introduces its Black Safari collection with a Flying Tourbillon. Playing with contrasts, the timepiece juxtaposes a sporting silhouette with the ultimate luxury of watchmaking.

The self-winding manufacture movement’s centerpiece, a flying tourbillon with mounted small seconds, is showcased through an aperture at 6 o’clock. Interrupting the time-display circle on which two luminescent sword-shaped hands orbit, the tourbillon cage demonstrates a level of micromechanical complexity that brilliantly contrasts the watch’s black case in shot-blasted stainless steel.

Reminiscent of the racing motifs and sleek edge of the Ralph Lauren Black Label men’s collection, the Ralph Lauren Sporting Classic Chronometer boasts a lustrous stainless steel case accentuated by a matte black dial with white Roman numerals and railroad-track-style minute markers. Driven by the COSC-certified RL366 caliber oscillating at 28,800vph, decorated with Côtes de Genève and perlage, the mechanical self-winding wristwatch indicates the hours and minutes, as well as small seconds via a railroad-track framed subdial at 6 o’clock.

Combining classical subtleties, such as the use of Breguet-style hands, with a sophisticated mechanical movement, the Ralph Lauren Sporting Classic Chronometer unites past and present in a bold demonstration of the brand’s watchmaking mastery.

Inspired by the rugged romance of a safari, the Ralph Lauren RL67 Chronometer is presented for the first time with a 39mm case. It features an aged steel case made possible by a technical treatment that transforms the blackened steel into a sublime patina and is complemented by an intense black canvas strap. Injecting a touch of noble horological refinement to a timepiece built for the most extreme adventures, the COSC-certified RL300-1 caliber, driving the luminescent hour and minute hands as well as shiny orange seconds stem, is embellished with vertical Côtes de Genève and perlage.

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